The Vermont Cynic

Kavanaugh is not worthy of a seat on the Supreme Court

Mills Sparkman

October 1, 2018

If you’ve been reading the news the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen Brett Kavanaugh’s name mentioned a few times. He was nominated by Donald Trump to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. His court decisions have recently been overshadowed by the sexual assault accusations of three different...

Kavanaugh should be confirmed to Supreme Court

James Simpson

September 28, 2018

The news has been dominated for the past few weeks by two sexual misconduct allegations brought against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Democrats have seized on these allegations in the hopes of either stopping or delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation. However, these...

Conflict between religion and the First Amendment

Conflict between religion and the First Amendment

James Simpson

September 13, 2017

The issue of gay rights is once again before the Supreme Court. Next month, the justices will hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on whether or not those in the wedding service industry may refuse to service same-sex weddings on the grounds of religious libert...

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

James Simpson

February 22, 2017

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was called an “extreme right winger” in a Cynic article by Alexander Collingsworth. However, when looking at some of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s less famous decisions, there are many instances where he and those on the political left can find some co...

The petty partisanship games in judicial system

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2016

Much like the power Justice Antonin Scalia had during his life, the aftershock of his death will be immense. Contrary to how the Framers intended the government to work, our stagnant, uncooperative Republican-controlled Senate will likely do everything in its power to delay or block any attempts by ...

Scalia’s death causes backlash

Joey Brown

February 24, 2016

A day after Scalia’s death, a sizeable segment of the so-called compassionate Left took to the Internet to celebrate the passing of one of the most prolific wits who has ever staffed the Supreme Court. Among them was Salon’s Katie Halper, who published a collection of his quotes for whi...

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